Skip to comments.Ensign tells fellow GOPs to back off Reid
Posted on 01/11/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by freespirited
Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Monday it is wrong for his fellow Republicans to call for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama.
Reid has apologized to Obama since a new book quoted him describing Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Ensign said Monday that Reid's apology was sincere and that the Nevada Democrat regretted how his comments were taken.
"I think we need to get away from this politics of gotcha," Ensign told KKOH radio in Reno.
"I don't think there's a person walking, certainly not a politician out there, that hasn't made comments they regret," he said. "When you make those comments, as long as you take responsibility for your comments and apologize for them, I think people should accept that."
Ensign said he was angered by how Democrats treated former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., after he suggested the country might be better off if Strom Thurmond, who ran as a segregationist, would have won the presidency in 1948. Lott resigned shortly after he made the comments.
"Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn't do the same thing to Sen. Reid," Ensign said.
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Divine right of RATS.
Translation: we don’t want to give Dingy Harry a reason to quit, we want his sorry a## to be forced to run a re-election campaign then suffer the humiliation of having it kicked to the curb in November.
More compliance from the GOP senate. How many sets of knee pads do these guys go through a year, I wonder?
John Ensign is really one to take advice from. lol.
RINO alert, RINO alert. Ditch this idiot also.
We need to treat the dimbulbs WORSE than they treat us.
This is war.
It’ll either be words - or guns.
What? What the h-—’s wrong with Ensign? These damned ‘pubs never cease to amaze me. STFU up Senator.
Keep Reid in place. He’s too valuable to us there right now. We don’t want someone who can represent well. REID will continue to give us gems all the way up to November.
Political strategerist for the GOP, huh?
Not one of these Republicans defended Trent Lott for similar comments back in 2002.
Race cowards and, in practice, Democrats.
As opposed to John, who needs to back off his female staffers.
That's exactly right - a wounded Reid is easier to beat.
We were counting on beating Countrywide Chris Dodd, then he drops out and that changes the game in CT. The same thing happened (through chicanery) in NJ with the switcheroo they played when the Torch was going to lose badly.
A RINO strikes again!!! Whenever we get close to having a demoRAT bastard on the ropes and going down for the count, as sure as shootin', a RINO RAT bastard will ride to the rescue and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!!! Here's an angry phone call to your office tomorrow, John Ensign, you RAT bastard RINO traitor!!!
And THIS is why the Dirty Dems hold the House, Senate and WH. We have a party of weenies.
>”Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn’t do the same thing to Sen. Reid,” Ensign said.
Why dont we ask Trent Lott himself how he feels then?
Good one .. RichinOC
Ensign has been infected with McCainitis!